News: Revised criteria for 6 product groups published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 12th July 2017
The revised criteria for Hand Dishwashing Detergents, Hard Surface Cleaners, Industrial & Institutional Dishwasher Detergents, Industrial & Institutional Laundry Detergents, Laundry Detergents and Automatic Dishwasher Detergents have been published.
Thursday, 27th July 2017
After a rigorous process of evidence gathering and consultation with interested stakeholders including 2 working group meetings, the revised criteria for these 6 detergent cleaning product groups were adopted by the European Commission on 23rd June 2017 in Brussels and published in the Official Journal on 12th July 2017.
They are now available for companies to apply against. However, existing licence holders can continue to use the EU Ecolabel logo and licence number on detergent products that conformed to the previous criteria until the following dates:
24th December 2018: All Purpose Cleaners (Hard Surface Cleaning products)
24th June 2018: Detergents for Dishwashers, I&I Automatic Dishwasher Detergents, Hand Dishwashing Detergents Laundry Detergents, I&I Laundry Detergents
The criteria can be found at the link below.
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